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House Bee
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« on: October 13, 2013, 06:56:37 PM »

Hello all -

I completed harvesting last weekend and the hives did a respectable job of producing honey.  I ended up with just over 17 gallons of honey.  My question is - does anyone sell honey in 5 gallon buckets?  If so how much would a 5 gallon bucket of honey be worth?

I am thinking about bottling it in pints and quart jars and charging accordingly.... however if I could find a purchaser for the entire 15 gallons or buyers for 5 gallons each that would be great. 

Please let me know what kind of price tag you'd put on each 5 gallon bucket full of honey!

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 08:07:08 PM »

Around here (Florida) a 5 gallon bucket of gallberry or wildflower goes for $165. Tupelo is a little higher, $180, I think. I need to clarify that these are wholesale prices. I have a local barbecue joint that buys a bucket full from time to time. The use it in their rib sauce.
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 08:09:17 PM »

David, I'm not sure about the per gallon price but I do know that the rule of thumb is: As quantity goes up price per unit goes down.
I sold out my 20gal harvest in 3 weeks. People who like honey love unprocessed honey. I still have people asking for more.

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 05:17:16 AM »

There's an Amish Family an hour south of me that regularly sells (gives?) out their honey before the first snow fly...............$50.00 for a 5 gallon pale  shocked  Its already gone.

Likely its the reason they sell out every year.

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 07:54:46 AM »

I made just under 5000lbs this year and sell alot of pails.   I get 2.75 a lb in pails.   I also get that in jars plus 1.00 for the container.   A 3lb jar would be 2.75 X 3 + 1.00 = 9.25    In barrels I get about 2.15 lb
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